When it comes to completely transforming a smile, porcelain veneers are one of the most commonly used dental procedures. While other restoration procedures rely on repairing the natural tooth and making it look great, veneers cover the tooth which allows many patients to finally get the smile they always dreamed of.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are custom made for each individual person. Porcelain is an ideal material since it can be easily made to match nearly any shade of natural tooth color. In addition, the shine of polished and buffed porcelain greatly resembles the shine of a healthy natural tooth.
Veneers can help restore the following issues:
For patients that have more than one issue with a tooth, for example, discolored and chipped, a veneer is the smartest and most effective way to restore the tooth.
In order for porcelain veneers to successfully adhere, a small amount of enamel needs to be removed. For this reason, some patients with teeth that do not have enough enamel may not be able to have veneers successfully installed. Your dentist can recommend other methods such as dental bonding.
Veneers are stain resistant and, with proper oral care, can last for 10 – 20 years. While they are stain resistant, avoid staining materials such as coffee, tea, and cigarette smoke for the first few days after getting your veneers is advisable.
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